Welcome Hall Mission toy giveaway draws grateful crowds and sparks hope

Sud-Ouest borough mayor Benoit Dorais plays Santa as Elham Nemati and her son, Padra, celebrate their first Christmas in Canada at Welcome Hall Mission's Noel pour tous gift giveaway in Montreal on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. Nemati and her son immigrated from Iran in the last year. John Mahoney / Montreal Gazette Sara de Mora is hoping her second visit to the Welcome Hall Mission’s annual toy...

The trouble with home inspectors

Montreal's benchmark home price was $349,300 in January, up 6.3 per cent from a year earlier. That's still far less than the Vancouver price of $1.02 million, which is down 4.5 per cent. Canadian Press A pre-sale inspection by a professional promises home buyers peace of mind that they aren’t moving into a money pit. But there is a big problem with the home inspection industry that many buyers...

What can a homebuyer get for $500,000 across Canada right now?

I should have known better than to ask a Vancouver realtor how much half a million could get you in Lotusland these days.“It’s pretty easy,” laughed MacDonald Realty broker Dan Scarrow. “It’s a one-bedroom condo. That’s what you can get for $500,000.”To find a detached home at that price point, he said, a buyer would likely be driving an hour or more outside the city.Scarrow, who...

Liveblog: Kinkaid, Habs seek to stop slide against Flyers

Canadiens goaltender Keith Kinkaid (37) replaces Carey Price (31) in net after he gave up five goals in 8-1 loss to the Boston Bruins in NHL game at the Bell Centre in Montreal on Nov. 26, 2019. Dave Sidaway / Montreal Gazette The Canadiens have not won a game in more than two weeks. They hope to return to the win column against the Philadelphia Flyers (14-7-5) this afternoon.Montreal is 0-4-2...

Canadiens Game Day: Keith Kinkaid will start in goal vs. Flyers

Keith Kinkaid will start in goal Saturday afternoon when the Canadiens take on the Philadelphia Flyers at the Bell Centre (3 p.m., SN, RDS, TSN 690 Radio) looking to end a six-game winless streak (0-4-2).When Canadiens coach Claude Julien met the media at 12:45 p.m. at the Bell Centre he said that Carey Price will start Sunday night when they Canadiens play the Bruins in Boston (7 p.m., SN, RDS,...

Alcohol and speeding may be to blame for crash in Saint-Thérèse: SQ

File Two men were seriously injured when their car went off the road in Saint-Thérèse.The accident took place around 3:15 a.m. on Saturday as the driver took the on-ramp for Highway 640 from route 117, which also goes by Curé-Labelle Blvd. in that area. The vehicle rolled over several times.The driver, 30, and his passenger, who is in his twenties, were both seriously injured but their lives...

Man fighting for his life after car crash in Boisbriand

A 55-year-old man is fighting for his life in a hospital after a car crash in Boisbriand.The accident took place shortly after midnight on Saturday morning on Grande-Allée Blvd. near Lavoisier St.The driver, who was alone in his vehicle, lost control and crashed into a tree.Witnesses informed police officers that the man was driving at high speeds in the moments leading up to the accident, said...

While you were sleeping: Teen rescued after getting stuck in chimney

Montreal 08/20/05 Picnic tour of the northern part of the Richelieu River. Victorian trim and a sample of the distinctive regional tin chimney caps on a St Denis sur Richelieu house.. Story Julian Armstrong. Neg #14269 Gazette/gordon beck (life) A distinctive tin-covered chimney in St. Antoine GORDON BECK / gordon beck/ The weekend is finally here!Local groups are renewing their call for public...

Herstories: Book honours 14 women killed at Polytechnique 30 years ago

Geneviève Bergeron; Hélène Colgan; Nathalie Croteau; Barbara Daigneault; Anne-Marie Edward; Maud Haviernick; Barbara-Maria Klucznik-Widajewicz; Maryse Laganière; Maryse Leclair; Anne-Marie Lemay; Sonia Pelletier; Michèle Richard; Annie St-Arneault; and Annie Turcotte.Their names are etched in bronze on a memorial plaque. They are read aloud with great solemnity at a remembrance ceremony...